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Pokémon GO CEO’s Twitter account hacked, password was “nopass”

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The hacks of senior managers continue. This time, the victim was John Hanke, CEO of Niantic and one of the minds behind Pokémon GO.

Pokémon GO CEO's Twitter account

As reported by CNET, on July 31 a series of tweets was posted on the Twitter account of Hanke, who has more than 16,000 followers. In the tweets the responsibles indicated that hacking was for Brazil, country where Pokémon GO was yet to debut.

Another social network publications indicated that the password of Hanke was “nopass”, which is not exactly a safe one. Although these publications have already been eliminated, all were accompanied by the hashtag OurMine, computer security company, so many people think that hacking was done as a publicity stunt for people to worry more about their online security.

Be publicity or a way in which players require Pokémon GO in your country, hacking the account of Hanke has caused mixed reactions. There are some who see this event as a way to protest poor, while others have taken advantage of the attention it has generated to complain about the latest update for Pokémon GO, which removed some features.

As you know, Hanke is not the only senior manager of industry who has had to deal with the actions of OurMine in recent weeks. Because of this group, Shuhei Yoshida, president of Worldwide Studios at Sony Interactive Entertainment, also lost control of his Twitter account a few days ago.